Casey Hale

Casey Hale is an American composer, performer and researcher living in Bristol, UK. Called by the Cleveland Plain Dealer a skilled craftsman with a keen ear for colorful and yearning sonic possibilities, his concert works have been performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, the Da Capo Chamber Players and the TRANSIT ensmble, among others. Current projects explore the extended harmonic resources of Just Intonation and regular temperaments, and he performs on modified and purpose-built guitars. Recent solo works have been recorded by guitarist Tolgahan Çoğulu (The Art of Silence, P-ART: 2018) and trumpet player Stephen Altoft (RASP, Microtonal Projects: 2018).

He received his doctorate in composition from the City University of New York, where his dissertation analysed revisionist repertory projects by African American improvisers. His article on William Parker's Curtis Mayfield project appears in Jazz Perspectives.